John 15:20

Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Remember the word that I said vnto you, The seruant is not greater then the Lord: if they haue persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they haue kept my saying, they will keepe yours also.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Remember the word that I said to you, 'A slave is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Remember the word that I said unto you, A servant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep in mind the words I said to you, A servant is not greater than his lord. If they were cruel to me, they will be cruel to you; if they kept my words, they will keep yours.
- Basic English Bible

Remember the word which I said unto you, The bondman is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my word, they will keep also yours.
- Darby Bible

Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
- Webster's Bible

Bear in mind what I said to you, `A servant is not superior to his master.' If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
- Weymouth Bible

Remember the word that I said to you: 'A servant is not greater than his lord.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
- World English Bible

Haue ye mynde of my word, which Y seide to you, The seruaunt is not grettere than his lord. If thei han pursued me, thei schulen pursue you also; if thei han kept my word, thei schulen kepe youre also.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Remember the word that I said to you, A servant is not greater than his lord; if me they did persecute, you also they will persecute; if my word they did keep, yours also they will keep;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 15:20


15:20 #John 13:16|; Mt 10:24; Lu 6:40.


People's Bible Notes for John 15:20


Joh 15:20 They will also persecute you. The servants must expect similar treatment to that given the Master. The long roll of Christian martyrs shows how this has been verified.

Discussion for John 15

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:3 NOW YOU ARE CLEAN THROUGH THE WORD WHICH I HAVE SPOKEN UNTO YOU EZEKIEL 36:25 THEN WILL I SPRINKLE CLEAN WATER UPON YOU AND YOU SHALL BE CLEAN FROM ALL YOUR FILTHINESS AND FROM ALL YOUR IDOLS WILL I CLEANSE YOU *** EPHESIANS 5:26 THAT HE MIGHT SANCTIFY AND CLEANSE IT BY THE WASHING OF WATER BY THE WORD***JOHN 6:55 FOR MY FLESH IS MEAT INDEED AND -- MY BLOOD -- IS DRINK INDEED
  • Olanrewaju fanimo
    Our creator who is the vine supplies us with all necessary nourishment, nourishments to stay strong, firm and alive. I get grafted to Him and am well and well nourished physically, spiritually and all ramifications.
  • Blossom Wright
    No, the Lord Jesus was not referring to the fruits but the fruit bearers
  • Irene123
    V. 13 - " ... that a man (woman) lay down his life for his friends". To 'lay down' our life is to repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and receive the gift (Free) of the Holy Ghost, Acts 2:38. This is the only way our life for ourselves can be seen to be dead to our friends. Because the H. G. will effect a VISIBLE change they can see of new life.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --- FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING
    JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME I WILL DO IT 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS I JOHN 3:22 AND WHATSOEVER WE ASK WE RECEIVE OF HIM BECAUSE WE --- KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND DO THOSE THINGS THAT ARE PLEASEING IN HIS SIGHT
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:13 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS --- 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS IF YOU DO WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU --- MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT